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Jacksonville Man Sentenced For Conspiracy To Defraud The United States, Theft Of Government Money And Aggravated Identity Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr. has sentenced Lorne Jordan to 51 months in federal prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States, theft of government funds, and aggravated identity theft. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $120,713.09. Jordan pleaded guilty on April 15, 2016.

According to court documents, the Internal Revenue Service received information that Jordan was in possession of a large amount of U.S. Treasury checks and needed assistance in cashing them. Over a series of several meetings, Jordan provided more than 25 Treasury checks, totaling over $70,000, to an undercover agent for cashing. He also advised that he had previously worked with a postal employee to cash additional Treasury checks he had obtained. On January 13, 2016, agents executed a search warrant at Jordan’s residence and found personal identifying information of at least 100 individuals.   

The case was investigated by The Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, United States Postal Service -Office of Inspector General, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the North Florida Financial Crimes Task Force.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly S. Karase.

Updated August 23, 2016

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